The New York State Chimney Sweep Guild presents:

CSIA Chimney Physics Course
March 23 & 24, 2012, Albany, NY
Flyer - Registration Form

Price: early bird price 299.00 ($100.00 NY Guild discount for all sweeps before March 9) after March 2, $325.00

12 CSIA & NFI CEU's Get an CSIA education icon next to your name at For more info email:

Do The Following House Pressure Problems Have You Stumped?

• Spillage from factory-built fireplaces • Odor problems from fireplaces • Cross-over smoking from one fireplace to another (upstairs - downstairs fireplaces) • Upstairs fireplace works - downstairs fireplace doesn’t • Performance problems in one-story fireplaces in two-story houses • Ghosting/sooting on ceiling in ranch house (living room, bedroom) - heating system in basement • Problems with fireplaces in house after remodeling • Cold drafts around factory-built fireplace • Erratic smoking problem with fireplace in house located at bottom of hill • Pressure problems in multi-family mid-rise house w/ central heating system (fireplaces smoke and stink) • Odors when using fireplaces w/ heat exchangers • Sooting with vented gas logs

In this two-day course in Albany sponsored by the NYSCSG, you’ll learn how to diagnose common homeowner complaints that your competition is likely to miss. Understanding the house as a system allows you to start asking the right questions with the first homeowner call. You’ll complete the session with an expert skill set.

As natural gas prices soar, many homeowners are rethinking their heating systems. During this intensive, two-day course students learn to diagnose and resolve chimney performance problems related to modern building construction in a way that’s easy for the new heating appliance owner to understand. Topics covered include solving air pressure problems, identifying the symptoms of indoor air pollutants, determining combustion air requirements for vented appliances and the use of diagnostic tools.

Students are presented with the unique opportunity to practice the skills gained during classroom instruction and on the CSIA mini TellTale pressure house. The models home allows students to first replicate performance problems and then successfully resolve the problems in a controlled laboratory setting. Other tools of the trade to be covered in this session include: Digital Manometers, CO Detectors, Combustible Gas Detectors, Draft Gauges and Smoke Pencils.

Chimney Physics is designed to provide a solid answer to your most common homeowner’s question: Why does this perfectly good chimney not work?!

12 CEUs are awarded to CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps® and NFI Certified Technicians attending Chimney Physics.

Ramada Plaza
3 Watervliet Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 438-8431

Sleeping Room Rate: $69/night + State & Hotel Tax

LODGING RESERVATIONS:Method: individual call-inPayment: IndividualYour group’s room block will be held until 3/1/2012. After the cut-off date, reservations will be based on availability, but the group rate will continue to be available, should you pick up more rooms.Please note that check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate guests arriving prior to 3 p.m., although we are unable to guarantee early check-in. Late check-out must be pre-arranged with the Front Desk or your Group Sales Representative.

Lodging Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations must be canceled by 4 p.m. on the day of arrival or a “no show” fee equal to the room charge for one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card on file. For multi-night reservations that result in a “no show” on the first night, the reservation will not be rolled over to the second night.Included in your lodging rate are the following amenities:

- a full American hot breakfast
- ample complimentary parking
- 24-hour courtesy shuttles to/from the Albany International Airport, Rensselaer Train Station, and Albany Bus Terminal Ø complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel Ø access to a heated indoor pool, business center, and fitness center Ø in-room microwave, mid-size refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing boardØ access to our on-site restaurant/lounge, as well as room service